F/STOP Photography

F/STOP is a free photography program aimed at Mariposa residents 55 years of age and older. This program consists of a series of free, multi-week digital photography workshops focused on the artistic elements of photography and is designed to promote creativity, self-expression, and increase comfort with digital technology.


2021 Program

Silver Linings: Photographing Personal Peace During the Pandemic

This exhibition was held inside the Mariposa Museum & History Center, Dec. 13, 2021 – Jan. 13, 2022 and at the Coulter Cafe Jan. 18 – Feb. 30.

For the 2021 programming season, F/STOP participants were prompted to reflect on their time at home during the COVID-19 lockdown and photograph what brought them comfort. The severity of the pandemic exacerbated many challenges older individuals face, including detachment, loss and isolation. Silver Linings appreciates the photographers’ experiences and fortitude during challenges throughout the past two years, and recognizes the objects, humans, animals, activities and spaces that provided them solace and peace.


Very few things beyond family and friends have brought me comfort during the months that I viewed most of life from the confines of my home. For me, the vast expanse of the outdoors, the beauty of nature, the dazzling sky, the golden glow of the afternoon sun, and the healing sight and sound of water-standing, flowing, crashing, reflecting-all have given me the ability to take a deep breath and feel at peace .”

Linda Ward – Silver Linings

If you are interested in participating in F/STOP next season or have questions regarding these workshops please contact Daisy at phillips@mariposaartscouncil.org.


About F/STOP

F/STOP is a free photography program aimed at Mariposa residents 55 years of age and older. This program consists of a series of free, 5-week digital photography workshops focused on the artistic elements of photography and is designed to promote creativity, self-expression, and increase comfort with digital technology.

Generous support for this program comes from the California Arts Council’s Local Impact program and Mariposa County Health and Human Services Agency.

The Local Impact (LI) program provides support for community-driven arts project for small and mid-sized arts organizations. This program fosters equity, access and opportunity for historically marginalized communities by cultivating community participation in art making, learning and exposure.